Installation of Firefox 2.0+Java+flash

October 2016


To install this application, it is not necessary to create the same download directory.
Below is a simple way to organize this settings.
  • This also applies for /usr/local.
  • You can unzip the files wherever you wish. Moreover you should have a consistency of what you are doing.

Firefox Installation

Creating Environnement

  • Creation of directory for downloads :

mkdir  /home/utilisateur/tarball 

cd /home/utilisateur/tarball
  • Download and verification of signature

Download firefox and signature

Verification of signature

0x0E3606D9 we obtain the command
gpg firefox-2.0.tar.gz.asc
gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 0x0E3606D9
Check thumbprint
gpg --fingerprint && gpg --verify firefox-2.0.tar.gz.asc firefox-2.0.tar.gz

Firefox Installation

  • To install firefox, unzip the file tar.gz and use /usr/local

root connection
locate in directory /usr/local
cd /usr/local
Unzip the file firefox-2.0.tar.gz
tar xzvf /home/utilisateur/tarball/firefox-2.0.tar.gz
Creation of symbolic link for firefox
ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin
Exit to root

Launching application

command line
/usr/local/bin/firefox &

Using Desktop Icon

To start Firefox using desktop icon, you must first of all create same.

For Gnome

Right click on your desktop and select - Create a launcher


Right click on your desktop and select New.

In the submenu, choose the type of object to create on the desktop:

When choosing File> Link to application, you will create a launch application.

From the menu

To start firefox from the menu, you must first of all create an entry in the menu.

from Mandriva Control center

From the menu System/Configuration/Other/Menudrake

For other distribution, see the documentation prior to your system


Download Java plugin

Latest version: jre-6-linux-i586.bin

Download from the directory /home/utilisateur/tarball

Java intallation

Root connection
su -
Move to /usr/local
cd /usr/local
Java installation
sh /home/utilisateur/tarball/jre-version-linux-i586.bin
License of Java will be displayed

Press on the spacebar button until you see :

Do you agree to the above licence terms? [yes or no]

Select Yes to launch installation

The directory jrex.x.x will be created in /usr/local

Creation of link to

ln -sfv /usr/local/jre1.6.0/plugin/i386/ns7/ /usr/local/firefox/plugins

Exit from the root session
Installation complete


Download the plugin from below link:

Installation of Flashplayer

Root connection
Move to /usr/local
cd /usr/local
Flashplayer installation
tar xzvf /home/utilisateur/install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
Copy of file
cp -v /usr/local/install_flash_player_7_linux/*flashplayer.* /usr/local/firefox/plugins
Exit from the root session
Installation complete


/usr/local/bin/firefox about:plugins &

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